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Instrument Pannel is always Dark when HUD is off

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:37 am
by DrBiscoito
I have some problems when I want to fly in the night... The instrument Pannel is completely dark, I can only activate the lights when I also activate the HUD, but I don't want to use the HUD because it puts too much information over the instrument pannel

here are some screenshots attached
Instrument pannel always dark when HUD is off
Instrument pannel always dark when HUD is off
Instrument pannel when HUD is off... the lights can be activated by toggling velocity indicator on/off
Instrument pannel when HUD is off... the lights can be activated by toggling velocity indicator on/off
The lights can only appear when: Velocity indicator on/off is toggled, and when HUD is activated

Once I turn off the HUD the instrument Pannel gets dark agai

Re: Instrument Pannel is always Dark when HUD is off

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 pm
by decaff_42
What version of YSFlight are you using? What airplane is this?

Re: Instrument Pannel is always Dark when HUD is off

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:28 am
by waspe414
2018 D3d. OGL1 and 2 render instrument panel light just fine. I wonder if Soji got halfway through adding instrument panel lights and then released.

At this point it's a bug (or a feature, depending on your attitude), and the only way to get around it is to run a different executable or move to the 2015 version (which is recommended. 2018 is rather unstable and has poorer performance than 2015 for very little gain in visual and functional changes).

Re: Instrument Pannel is always Dark when HUD is off

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:10 am
by DrBiscoito
decaff_42 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 pm
What version of YSFlight are you using? What airplane is this?
My version is 2018 11 24

The Plane is an A320 but that do happens in other planes as well
waspe414 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:28 am
and the only way to get around it is to run a different executable
What do you mean by "run a different executable"?
waspe414 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:28 am
move to the 2015 version
But does the 2015 version has this instrument pannel lights or the cockpit will be completely dark at night?

Re: Instrument Pannel is always Dark when HUD is off

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:39 am
by decaff_42
DrBiscoito wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:10 am
What do you mean by "run a different executable"?
YSFlight has a few different versions Direct3d (D3D), Open GL (OGL1,2), etc. All of these should be installed when you installed 20181124.
DrBiscoito wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:10 am
ut does the 2015 version has this instrument pannel lights or the cockpit will be completely dark at night?
Instrument panels have been in the game for a long time. At least back to 2009, if not earlier than that.

Re: Instrument Pannel is always Dark when HUD is off

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:50 am
by Welshy
I know it sounds like a silly recommendation but most of us still use 2015 with the aerobatics and some civvy guys still using 2012. Although due to the netcode they use they are also the most reliable and least buggy. I'd recommend trying them out as well to see as to which you personally prefer

Re: Instrument Pannel is always Dark when HUD is off

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:26 pm
by DrBiscoito
Thanks a lot everyone, I tried the OpenGl version instead of direct 3d and with worked really nice